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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Jul 21, 2012 6:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: '72 Films

"As a aside, '72 must have been the worst year for movies."

Well there was this little flick called The Godfather. Otherwise I agree, it was a rather lackluster year for films. Deliverance? Eh, overrated imo. I did like Sleuth with Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine. The most overlooked and under-appreciated film of 1972 is Aguirre: The Wrath of God.

And while it's no Godfather, I love The Way of the Dragon. One of Bruce Lee's best. Cabaret I can do without.

The next few years of cinema (after '72) yielded many of my favorite films of all time. Taxi Driver, Godfather Part II (better than part I imo), The Sting, The Holy Grail (Monty Python), Cuckoo's Nest, Blazing Saddles, Dog Day Afternoon, Star Wars, Jaws, Rocky, High Plains Drifter & Outlaw Josey Wales, All The President's Men, and of course Magnum Force and Death Wish, just to name a few.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 21, 2012 12:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '72 Films

Thank-you for forgiving my stupidity Don Corleone. Oh no! That was the next one. Wait, there is a knock on the door...

Luca Brasi steps over body at front door.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 21, 2012 7:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '72 Films

Right with you on Aguirre, one of Herzog's finest, and never likely to be overlooked or under appreciated so long as perceptive film fans like us are around eh? Let's not forget Solaris and The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty either. And in all honesty I just loved What's Up Doc? - kind of had a thing for Streisand back then... :-)

Oh yeah, hello!

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Jul 21, 2012 7:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: From Bob to Rob

I suppose there are other perceptive film fans who appreciate Aguirre, but not as many as there should be. I don't think the film ever got much exposure, and to me it seems most people have never even heard of it. It has a decent cult following, but I've found that only real film fanatics are fans of it, or even know about it. I did indeed forget about Solaris. For some reason I thought that was late '60s.

I imagine that Goalkeeper film isn't too popular over here, since I've never heard of it. As for What's Up Doc, what's not to love? I must admit, I kind of had a thing for Randy Quaid ;-)

And hello to you. Gone are the days of your quibbling? I do miss all that good fun.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 21, 2012 7:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From Bob to Rob

Quibbling, sir? A forthright exchange of views, surely!

Who knows, maybe I'll come back and have some fun...